Barbara Schaefer

An Insider's View of Contemporary & Historical Art in Rome

Casa Grande in Utuado, Puerto Rico

may 28-june 4 & june 11-18, 2011

This workshop will be conducted by Patricia Antonucci and Barbara Schaefer. We are two New York based artists who have traveled and exhibited internationally, joining our creative forces to offer you a week of exciting and energizing approaches to art. As "insiders," we are offering an intriguing week of unusual encounters with Roman artists, art galleries and meanderings through Roman neighborhoods. Through backstreet views we will visit contemporary artist's studios, with a firsthand intimate glimpse of their work and lives.

Weaving our way through the ancient streets, churches and monuments of Rome, where Bernini, Caravaggio, Michelangelo and Leonardo left their mark of genius, we will juxtapose the old and new worlds, journaling and eventually sharing our unique observations and impressions. The week will culminate in an individual or collaborative project.

Staying at the lovely Albergo Raphael, down the street from the magnificent Piazza Navona, with its three Bernini fountains, we will breakfast on the roof terrace in preparation for the day. Porta Portese, dining in local trattorias and a day trip to mediaeval Viterbo are a few of the activities on our agenda.

We can be reached: Patricia: 212-243-4702/ email: Barbara: 917-686-6205/ email: